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Origins of the Byrne surname

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About the Byrnes

We have a total number of 112506 records for people with the last name Byrne.

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Alternative variations of the name Byrne

Byrne, Byrnes, O'Byrne, O'Byrnes, Byirne

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Where do most Byrnes live?

In 1921, most Byrnes lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Byrnes

How common is your surname?

540th most common surname in the UK

We have 50,200 records for the Byrne surname. The oldest one dates back to 1575.

Who were Byrnes most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Byrne first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Byrnes

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Byrnes in 1921


Domestic Servant




Cotton Weaver


General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Byrnes in 1921
General Labourer


Dock Labourer






Able Seaman


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